Life Lesson from a Frugal Halloween Costume
Sent from reader, Heather:
Hi Hip2Save! I just wanted to share my kids really frugal yet fun Halloween costumes this year!
Here’s the price breakdown:
My younger son wanted to be Jack Skellington and his dog to be Zero, so with a quick trip to the thrift store for an old jacket, pants and a white bed sheet ($2.50 for all 3) and a few tiny items from Michaels and the dollar store including acrylic paint, a sheet of felt, elastic and a tiny plastic pumpkin ($4 spent), we spent a total of about $7 on their costumes.
My other son insisted on being a headless chef (? LOL) so with another trip to the thrift store for an old pillow to use the stuffing out of, an apron and hat ($3 total), we paired that with an old shirt and dress pants that were my husbands and a tin pan and spatula as plastic hands from the dollar tree ($4 total).
So in all, I was able to make 3 costumes and buy some face paint from Michaels with the 50% off coupon (by the way, they sell the best face paint I’ve ever found!) and not spend more than $20!
And while my kids may have some of the cheapest costumes, they also are so excited to have ones that no one else will have. I am always so grateful to Hip2Save and the Hip2Save community for always inspiring me to not only save money and make it a lifestyle habit but to have fun and make our lives better because of it.
I hope my boys will cherish these years when they look back and realize…
It’s not the amount of money you spend on something, it’s the amount of heart you put into it. ❤️
Happy Halloween Hip2Save!!
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